full body design of my elf assassin without her cape. There's been some variation from her outfit in the portrait, it was really fun to do, I enjoy experimenting with the textures : ) I'm also working on her back view.
While I do agree that it gets annoying, *sakimichan actually barely ever does that. Her characters vary on anatomy, so that's good thing. This is actually the first drawing I've seen her do that is like this. But realistically, there are women in the world that do have large breasts, so it's fair for her to draw one or two. Should she start spamming her own page with women with large breasts, I'd be annoyed too.
The best bit about this piece are the colours; the subtle bronzes and golds compliment each other so well. I love the use of texture here, and the reflections coming off of the armour. While most of your work looks rough, you do take the time to render skin and faces, which adds in a nice focal point.
That said, let's get onto the nitty-gritty.
In terms of anatomy, the arms appear too short. Ever her right arm, which is nearly fully extended downwards, does not meet the middle of her thigh. I also find that her hip placement is too wide. I can only imagine her gait would probably be rather awkward, along with her pose here.
Now to the design. It's a cool concept, but it's not very practical. Sure, this is fantasy right? Well usually we like to base fantasy off of realistic factors. We think, "okay, she isn't real, but what if she was?" As mentioned before, as an assassin her armour is highly impractical. In fact I don't regard it as armour at all, just mere decorative fashion used to appeal to a mass audience. What assassin, or warrior even, has their chest and stomach exposed? Most of the vital organs are within that area, making her attire useless for the task you've assigned her. That just doesn't make the concept and design seem realistic, or even convincing, to me, and thus I find it somewhat juvenile in that aspect. A good character is someone that is believable, and I just don't see it here.
Not to mention how sexualised this piece is. Even some of the comments on this piece are sexual. Are you trying to portray your character as an assassin, or something else? It's almost misleading. I understand in a society that we are in, sex sells. However, the concept just doesn't fit. It's a rather stereotypical portrait of a woman and once again steers away from the initial concept. But that is just my opinion! In terms of technical skill, it's still very impressive!
she looks, sad. determined, but sad. and btw, if I could find a way to buy that top off of her I would be willing to kill for it so sexy! would you mind if I tried to replicate it for myself? I'm a bit of a con junkie and that is definitely something I could morph into a steampunk with minimal input and great results.